Wheel of Fortune Veteran Supervising Producer Steve Schwartz Promoted to

Co-Executive Producer

[CULVER CITY, CA – March 23, 2022] ­– Bellamie Blackstone has been named Executive Producer of Wheel of Fortune as the show gears up for its milestone 40th season in syndication. Bolstering her at the helm of the television mainstay is the show’s longtime Supervising Producer Steve Schwartz, who will take on the role of Co-Executive Producer.


"With Bellamie joining as Executive Producer and Steve stepping up as Co-Executive Producer of Wheel of Fortune, we have a terrific team to shepherd this iconic show into the future,” remarked Suzanne Prete, Executive Vice President, Game Shows for Sony Pictures Television. “Bellamie is a creative force with a fresh perspective that will help us extend and expand the Wheel of Fortune franchise in exciting new ways. Throughout Season 39, Steve has demonstrated remarkable leadership that is equaled only by his historical knowledge of the show and production. With Bellamie and Steve working in partnership, I am confident that Season 40 will be our best yet."

Bellamie Blackstone joins Wheel of Fortune with experience producing a diverse slate of television programming that spans broadcast and streaming platforms. Recently she served as Executive Producer of “History of Swear Words,” hosted by Nicholas Cage for Netflix; “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” hosted by Tiffany Haddish for ABC then CBS; and “I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman” for Hulu. Her experience with game shows includes, among others, “Press Your Luck,” “Deal or No Deal,” and “1 vs. 100.” Blackstone is repped by Debra Goldfarb at The Gersh Agency.


It's incredibly exciting to be asked to join such an iconic show,” commented Blackstone. “Wheel of Fortune is a classic and I'm thrilled to be working with Steve and the entire Wheel of Fortune team taking this beloved show into the next 40 years.”


Longtime Wheel of Fortune Supervising Producer Steve Schwartz has been with the show for 32 years in various roles. Over the last several months, Schwartz has stepped up to oversee the production of the show’s 39th season.


We have an incredible production group at Wheel of Fortune that I’m proud to be a part of,” said Schwartz. “We are gratified to have produced a show that has linked generations who have invited it into their homes each weeknight. I look forward to welcoming Bellamie and working with her to preserve that legacy and build on it for future generations.”


Continuing to front Wheel of Fortune are Host Pat Sajak and Co-Host Vanna White who are contracted through the 2023-2024 season.


Production will wrap on the game show’s 39th season in syndication later this month while new episodes will air until June.

About Wheel of Fortune:

Trademarked as America’s Game™, Wheel of Fortune has earned seven Emmy Awards including a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. Wheel of Fortune is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Media Ventures and internationally by Paramount Global Content Distribution, both divisions of Paramount.